I began the process to start claiming unemployment! I had to spend about an hour on the phone with a guy from the unemployment office while he gathered a lot of information about my employer, pay, etc. He then cross checks all this info against my ex-employer to make sure everything agrees. God knows what kinds of trickery they have seen!
In order to receive payment, I need to file a Weekly Statement that attests to the fact that I have applied for at least two jobs during the past week and I have to keep adequate documentation of these jobs in case the State decides to audit me. Good times! Just like filing taxes!
There are actually a bunch of jobs that I am interesting in pursuing, so at least for now applying for two a week seems very easy. My worry is that I will actually file for a lot more than two per week, initially, and once they are exhausted will there be enough new vacancies behind them to keep the pace going.
One step at a time, though! At least it is looks promising out there, right now! We’ll see what happens!